Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Butter Side Up

Yesterday was a hard day.  It was long and....  well, long.  Today, I'm up early for a 5am PST "net meeting" that's hosted on the East coast at their 8am, then I've got another full (read long) day.  So, I'm making some cinnamon toast.  I love me some cinnamon toast. 

There are only two slices of Ezekiel Bread's Cinnamon Raisin Bread left in the bag!  I pop them in the toaster.  I toss the bag on top of my super full trash can and then watch as the empty bag slowly slides onto the floor.  Of course...

I grab the tub of margarine from the fridge.  Toast pops, smear with margarine, put them on the paper towel and head to the counter to scarf. 

Of course, one slice decides to take a dive...  It slides right off the paper towel, and there's nothing I can do to stop it, since I've got a full cup of joe in hand #2...  crap.

Luckily, my laziness has paid off.  The slice lands right on the bread bag (so no five second rule required)!  And, as you could probably guess from the title, it's butter side up!  That never happens!  The physics (the grease must make the butter side aerodynamic?) and my typical luck make this a sure impossibility. 

Today will be a good day for me.  Hopefully for you, too.

In honor of our collective good day, go have some cinnamon toast.  Here's my favorite recipe...

Cinnamon Raisin Toast

2 slices Ezekiel Bread's Cinnamon Raisin Bread
2 tsp Canola Harvest Margarine

Nutrition: Calories 226, Fat 10g, Carbs 30g, Fiber 6g, Protein 8g

Here's my alternate recipe.  Use your own ingredients to find the calories, etc.

Cinnamon Toast

2 slices of high fiber, low cal, whole grain bread (Weight Watchers, Oroweat Light, "normal" Ezekiel Bread, etc.)
2 tsp butter or healthy margarine (e.g., no Smart Balance* or anything else with soybeen or vegetable oil on the label)

* Read my rant on Smart Balance, here.


  1. MARGARINE! NO WAY! Butter, lots and lots of butter. Only. Butter.

  2. Sorry, I grew up on margarine. It's delicious. I'm just glad that I was able to find one that's healthy.

    I do like butter, but both of my kids prefer margarine, too. Sacrilege?


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